Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education releases annual report
At the 2019 Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education (IPE) student advisory committee retreat, a public health student commented: “It always comes down to the patient: us knowing each other better, working together better — it is going to benefit the patient.”
That commitment underlies much of the work done with interprofessional education and practice across the health sciences on U-M’s Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn campuses, and recent progress is detailed in the newly-released 2018-19 IPE annual report.
The update on successes from year 4 of the U-M IPE initiative includes:
- 215 U-M faculty engaged with the Center for IPE efforts in year 4.
- 2,874 learners engaged in interprofessional activities in year 4 (compared with 859 in year 1).
- IPE offerings increased to 33 in year 4 (up from just five in year 1), now comprising multiple venues (classroom, one-time events, clinical settings) and approaches (online modules, simulations, team-based case studies, etc.).
- Since the Center’s for IPE’s inception in 2015, U-M faculty have accumulated 124 interprofessional publications and have been awarded a total of $655,000 in funding for research related to interprofessional education and care.
Learn more about the growing community of interprofessional champions who are helping U-M fast become an international leader in interprofessional education and practice.
Collaborating U-M schools and colleges: School of Dentistry, School of Kinesiology, Medical School, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, School of Social Work, College of Education, Health, and Human Services (UM-Dearborn), College of Health Sciences (UM-Flint), School of Nursing (UM-Flint)